Grade 8 Natural Science
The milky way galaxy.
The Milky Way is a huge collection of stars, dust and gas. It's called a spiral galaxy because if you could view it from the top or bottom, it would look like a spinning pinwheel. In this lesson we learn about the sun being a star in the Milky Way galaxy and the structure of the milky way.
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Early viewing of space
In dark conditions away from city lights, thousands of stars are visible in the night sky. Early cultures around the world gazed at the stars in wonder. By the end of this lesson you will know what constellations are and how you can spot them.
Astrology and astronomy
Astrology and astronomy are two fields that have common roots; they both study the movement of celestial objects. By the end of this lesson you will be able to differentiate between the two.
Stars and star charts
One of the first challenges for early man was to name star groupings. In this lesson we look at the history that informed the naming of stars and how star charts serve as a professional tool for when Global Positioning System satellite infrastructure goes down.